The Cataclysm looms near, and you can be ready to play the minute the servers go live by pre-purchasing the expansion
digitally on Battle.net now. Simply complete the digital pre-sale process on Battle.net, and your account will be flagged for automatic access to Cataclysm when it launches at 12:01 a.m. PST on December 7.
Once you’ve completed the digital upgrade
, be sure to log in to World of Warcraft at least once prior to December 7 to begin the background-downloading process and prepare for Deathwing’s return. Until then, keep watching the skies....